In 2005, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed an ordinance prohibiting convicted sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet from schools, parks, bus stops, or anywhere else where children routinely congregate.
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As a result, it has become virtually impossible for these individuals to find affordable housing in Miami-Dade County that meets the 2,500 foot requirement. Fast forward to today and there are nearly eighty convicted sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. We are all interested in the safely and well-being of our children and community as a whole, and it is clear that the ordinance has created a public health and safety crisis.
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Tags: sex, sexual, offender, issues, sex offender, sexual offender, florida, miami, miami-dade, julia tuttle, julia tuttle causeway, homeless, aclu, lawsuit,
Location: Miami, Florida, United States (load item map)
Marked as: approved
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